Lightroom v.2 (Beta) available for downloading

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Clix Pix, Feb 14, 2006.

  1. macrumors demi-goddess

    Clix Pix

    Oct 9, 2005
    8 miles from the Apple Store at Tysons (VA)
    In case anyone missed the news, the latest version of Adobe's new Lightroom is available. THIS one has the crop feature! LOL! I haven't yet played around in it to make note of other changes/improvements but the first thing I did was look for that cropping tool.
  2. macrumors 65816


    Jun 5, 2003
    I didn't really like lightroom v.1 that much. don't really need it anyway, iPhoto is more than enough for what I need.
  3. macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    Crop and rotate! Now there's enough there to see if it can do the job.
  4. Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    I enjoyed how it crashed when I wasn't able to quit.

    Hopefully, it's better, though, the second time. :D
  5. thread starter macrumors demi-goddess

    Clix Pix

    Oct 9, 2005
    8 miles from the Apple Store at Tysons (VA)

    Heh....yep, I had to force-quit it, too. Hm.....
  6. macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2002
    Central Florida

    ..and i thought that it was just me not knowing how to quit a program :)

    It worked for me the next time I started it.
  7. macrumors 65816


    Jul 10, 2003
    and it's also the first adobe app that's a universal binary! adobe's really taking it to's good to have competition...better for us.
  8. macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location
    Was the first one that bad? I heard some good things, but if it didn't have a crop feature, why did people even bother giving it a chance? Crazy.
  9. macrumors 68020


    Jan 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Adobe's just trying to figure out what it is that photographers want and need. While the first version may not have had crop or rotate functionality, it had a slew of other tools, and was aimed to get feedback from photographers. Right now, it's not meant to be the whole, full fledged application. In fact, according to Adobe, the final version will have a different look and feel. This is just a beta, and is not yet meant to be used in a real workflow.

    For once, consumers are able to test a program, and tell the manufacturer what they think should be done as far as bugs and features are concerned. Rarely does such a public beta happen in the world of major software companies, and I think everybody who needs an application like this should download it and let Adobe know what you think. In the end, everyone will get a better product.

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